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Speech from Silvia Gaiani, University of Bologna - GreenCook Launch Event

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  • 1. Wageningen, November 17th 2010 LAUNCH EVENT
  • 2.
    • Presentation of the Joint Declaration on Food Wastage
    • by Dr. Silvia Gaiani - University of Bologna
  • 3. JOINT DECLARATION AGAINST FOOD WASTE Launch of GreenCook – A transnational strategy for global sustainable food management Wageningen, 17.11.10 Dr Silvia Gaiani University of Bologna (Italy)
  • 4. Joint Declaration against Food Waste
    • PREMISE: Food waste has environmental, socio-economic and health impacts. It accounts for more than 1/4 of the total freshwater consumption and wastes more than 300 million barrels of oil.
    • If all the world had the same voracity of us Europeans, it would take 3 planets to produce the amount of food demanded…
    • A DECLARATION AGAINST FOOD WASTE IS NEEDED!
    • 8 GOALS BUT THE MAIN GOAL IS : to take common action to prevent and reduce food waste on a global and European scale
    • SUPPORTED BY : academics and researchers from different countries around the world, members of the European Parliament, politicians and representatives of international organizations and the civil society
  • 5. Joint Declaration against Food Waste
    • GOAL 1: to reduce by 50% the amount of food waste on national, European and global level + involve all the stakeholders of the food chain
    • GOAL 2: the reduction of 50% of food waste as an essential element of all national food and agricultural policies, both in developed and in developing countries. Such objective should be achieved by 2025 .
    • GOAL 3: the creation of a Global Partnership Against Food Waste to share awareness, technologies, processes, ideas, projects.
  • 6. Joint Declaration against Food Waste
    • GOAL 4: Food waste as an additional target within Goal 7 (“Ensure environmental sustainability”)
    • GOAL 5: In total agreement with the final declaration of the Ministers of Agriculture of the G8 countries in 2009 on "Agriculture, Food Security and the International Agenda", we call for increased investments in science and research, technology, education, dissemination and innovation in agriculture to reduce food waste.
    • GOAL 6: the development of practical solutions and improved communications to make it easier for consumers to get the most from the food they buy and learn how to waste less of it. 
    • TRANSPARENCY + REDUCED/IMPROVED PACKAGING + ECOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE
  • 7. Joint Declaration against Food Waste
    • GOAL 7: F ood waste reduction to become one of the priority on the agenda for the European Commission.
    • GOAL 8: we urge the European Commission to review the existing legislation applicable to waste with a view to drawing up a proposal for a specific directive by the end of 2015.
    • We call on the Commission to provide a quantification under the National Emissions Plan of the CO2-equivalent reductions obtained from recycling and composting and to support the Member States in introducing ambitious targets for the recycling of food waste.
  • 8. Joint Declaration against Food Waste
    • The Declaration has been presented on the 28th of October 2010 at the European Parliament in Brussels.
    • Paolo De Castro, Chair of the Committee for Agricultural and Rural Development is the first to sign it.
    • Other MEPs and politicians have expressed the will to subscribe the declaration
    • Salvatore Caronna, member of the Committee on Regional Development, will work on the draft of a specific law proposal
  • 9. THANK YOU!!! Dr Silvia Gaiani University of Bologna (Italy)

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